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Poster: utopian Date: Mar 22, 2010 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

It's actually lazy > supplication
and the latter has immense room for tasty licks and lots o phil.
Lazy is a little cheesy, I can acknowledge

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I don't recall it while going, BUT have heard a number of folks mention this aspect (that the playing could be good on these tunes, or one at least, whatever the order was).

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I just think it's really funny, threads about what songs we DON'T like get so long so quickly, you'd think we don't actually like this band much.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I think it proves that we are in fact an objective, critical, and highly thoughtful bunch that do not simply put flowers in our ears, ingest or smoke anything handed to us (unless we've done the research), and twirl about to any ol tune that blasts out of the street speakers while dis-robing to boot!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Agreed.

Also, I think that most of us have more than one or two unflattering thoughts about the band/music, but are often reticent to share those thoughts for fear backlash. When someone starts a thread asking us to share those thoughts, and we see other folks doing so, it's like opening up a flood gate. For example, it has recently been discussed here just how many of us find Terrapin rather self-indulgent and boring. Expressing negative opinions and then backing those up with concrete reasons only mean that we are paying attention to the music and not just accepting anything the band/Jerry produced as beyond reproach. I rather think that Jerry would prefer a well-informed critic over a mindless lemming anyday.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Did I ever get it for going at with the Terrapin guy...then, it turned out, everyone was "for" me...I was pleasantly surprised, but it was scary there for a while...maybe you guys were just seeing how long I'd last without any help? Then Rob came in, both guns blazing, and I dozed off again...

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 22, 2010 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I saw Terrapin live in 89 and it was pretty damn good. However, it's not something I seek out when listening to the historic recordings.

And yes, I think we can all point to songs or performances that make us wince.

Like La Bamba 1987-9-18. I like the set, but Jerr belting out Spanish lyrics was not pretty.

Tawk amongst yourselves....

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 22, 2010 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I like that Jerry gave the Spanish a go. Yes he butchered the first set of lyrics but he did okay on the "yo no soy marinero" lyrics and the crowd acknowledged it. Much easier listening to him butcher lyrics in Spanish than what he (and Bob) did to lyrics in English on many occasions.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 10:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Redemption!?

What a thread! Cool, SYWife...

And, it looks like quite a few fessed up to the "lyrics as romantic fodder routine", so I feel much better now...even our own esteemed CMiller...

Thanks one and all, and you too STW.

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Poster: stealyourwife Date: Mar 23, 2010 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Redemption!?

Never hurts to ask.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 3:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I saw it a couple of times I think, but would have to look it up...since I was going all the time in 77 and 78, assume so, right?

EDIT: whoops, just realized I saw it 8 times...jeezzz.

This post was modified by William Tell on 2010-03-22 22:10:56

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Poster: cush212 Date: Mar 22, 2010 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Well Mr. PM... You certainly just took ALL the fun out of it!!!!!!

;)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 2:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

You, kind sir, may twirl and ingest at will; you've paid your dues...I just want the youngsters to understand we don't condone just going around willy nilly or they might get in trouble and say "but the ol guys at the Forum said..."

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Poster: cush212 Date: Mar 22, 2010 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

"but the ol guys at the Forum said..." Cush sez it's OK!!!

Edit note: No need to ingest anymore, got plenty of residual traveling with/in me...

:)

This post was modified by cush212 on 2010-03-22 21:47:56

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

I think - and I *have* thought about this :) - that it's a sign of how much we love them ...

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Poster: Ole Uncle John Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Women are Smarter

Hand down, no contest

Absolutely sucky song.

I agree with the sentiment, and it's born out by the fact that no woman wrote this sucky song.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Of the female persuasion here, and I like that song. The lyrics aren't brilliant or anything, but it's snappy.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 22, 2010 3:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Isn't it the same tune as Aiko Aiko? Always sounded that way to me.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 5:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Hm, maybe it is, never thought about that before. It's not one I feel strongly about; it's just snappy and fun.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 22, 2010 6:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

Nahhh, you ultra maroon, Aiko uses the chords of A and D whereas Women uses D and A.

:-)

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 22, 2010 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Dead Tune?

not sleeping tonight? Does my family's arrival in your home country have you that troubled? If this is the case then indeed I am the only ultra maroon in this conversation.